VIDEO: Pro skaters wow at The Level skatepark in Brighton

Lords of the board in Brighton

Lords of the board in Brighton

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Professional skateboarders left onlookers wide-eyed in amazement as they performed tricks at a special event.

More than 150 budding boarders queued outside Brighton’s Level Skateboarding store in Ditchling Road to meet their heroes Justin Brock, Robbie Brockel and others.

The pros signed autographs and shared tips before competing in an event at The Level’s new skatepark.

Charlie Baycliff, 14, from Hove, said: “I’ve been waiting for this all week. I’ve been out on the park practicing every evening after school.”

The event was part of a week-long tour taking in UK cities including London and Bristol with six pro-skaters from the Real Skateboards Brand taking part.

Simon Russell, who owns the Level Skateboarding store, said: “I think skating died a lot with the old Level, it was awkward for about seven years or so because there wasn’t much in the park other than a few bits of wood.

“It’s a massive community now for all the kids coming down. Everyone’s in the family, kids just come into the shop to talk about things.”

Pro skater, Justin Brock, from North Carolina, handed out tips to those who had come down. He said: “Just eat, breath, live skating. That’s what I did. I started when I was eleven and I’ll continue for as long as I can.”

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10:30am Fri 4 Apr 14

willang95 says...

there all ****
there all **** willang95
  • Score: -10

11:03am Fri 4 Apr 14

Brighton Living says...

what I load of rubbish get job !!
what I load of rubbish get job !! Brighton Living
  • Score: -7

12:10pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MICKY389 says...

Good luck to em. Keeps them fit,and who said they havn't got jobs, they .
promote the skateboard company, the key word in the report is the word "professional" if Brighton Living understands what that word means.
Good luck to em. Keeps them fit,and who said they havn't got jobs, they . promote the skateboard company, the key word in the report is the word "professional" if Brighton Living understands what that word means. MICKY389
  • Score: 5

12:12pm Fri 4 Apr 14

wippasnapper says...

if it keeps the kids off the streets and out of trouble you should be more supportive and less critical.
if it keeps the kids off the streets and out of trouble you should be more supportive and less critical. wippasnapper
  • Score: 5

9:31pm Fri 4 Apr 14

suef123 says...

The co owner of the level skateboard shop is Simon Ferguson his partner is Fay Russell, good luck to , they do have a proper job and so do most of the adult skaters, the kids are still at school !!!
The co owner of the level skateboard shop is Simon Ferguson his partner is Fay Russell, good luck to , they do have a proper job and so do most of the adult skaters, the kids are still at school !!! suef123
  • Score: 0

10:50am Sun 13 Apr 14

Iyokor says...

Brighton Living wrote:
what I load of rubbish get job !!
the guy they quoted is sponsored by nike, he's 26 and i guarantee he's already earned more money than you'll ever see in your life. quite a thought eh!
[quote][p][bold]Brighton Living[/bold] wrote: what I load of rubbish get job !![/p][/quote]the guy they quoted is sponsored by nike, he's 26 and i guarantee he's already earned more money than you'll ever see in your life. quite a thought eh! Iyokor
  • Score: 2

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